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Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003

Paragraphs 11E, 11F and 11G: Enforcement of overseas freezing orders

188.These paragraphs provide for the enforcement of overseas freezing orders in England and Wales.

189.Paragraph 11E(1) provides that, when an overseas freezing order is received, the Secretary of State must send a copy of it to the High Court and to the Director of Public Prosecutions. The High Court is then required to consider the freezing order on its own initiative within a period to be prescribed by rules of court (paragraph 11E(2)).Under paragraph 11(G)(1), once the High Court has decided to give effect to the overseas freezing order, it must register it and provide for notice of the registration to be given to anyone affected by it.

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